50 Beautifully Blue Logo Designs

Apr 9 2011 by Stoian Hitrov | 21 Comments

50 Beautifully Blue Logo Designs

The color blue, in many cultures, symbolizes wisdom, trust, depth, intelligence, confidence, faith, and truth. It’s the color of the sky and the ocean, and so it’s also often associated with tranquility and calmness.  Below are 50 examples of blue logos. Notice the variety of blues, from lapis lazuli to sky blue, used in these logos.

If you liked this collection, you might also want to check out this collection of 30 Beautifully Blue Web Designs.

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Using Patterns and Textures in Web Design: 20 Great Examples

Mar 20 2011 by Waheed Akhtar | 18 Comments

The use of textures and patterns in web design has been popular for several years. Textures and patterns add strength and a sense of realism to a web design. There are many creative ways of using patterns and textures in your designs. In this collection, I will show you 20 excellent examples of web designs that use textures and patterns. I hope you like the collection and become inspired by it.

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30 Beautiful and Creative Ad/Marketing Agency Websites

Feb 13 2011 by Emma Egan | 32 Comments

30 Beautiful and Creative Ad/Marketing Agency Websites

Advertising and marketing agencies often position themselves as being specialists in creativity. So it’s just natural that their websites are often creative and beautiful. As clients expect these businesses to be creative (and a website is often one of the first things potential clients look at), ad agencies need to have effective and impressive websites.

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50 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus in Web Designs

Jul 9 2010 by Andy Johnson | 38 Comments

50 Examples of Drop-Down Navigation Menus in Web Designs

Having a clean and well-structured website navigation is key in designing an effective user interface. Drop-down menus are great for sites that have multiple levels of content hierarchy. The typical design pattern of a drop-down menu is that when a user hovers over the parent navigation item, a submenu of navigation items appears.

In this collection are many different types of drop-down menus used in websites all over the web for your navigation design inspiration.

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Banner Ads: Excellent Examples for Inspiration

Jun 20 2010 by Andy Johnson | 28 Comments

Banner Ads: Excellent Examples for Inspiration

Advertising is everywhere, especially on the Web. Most websites I visit have some sort of web banner advertisements on them. For some websites, such as big design blogs, advertising is the main source of income.

With that in mind, it’s clear that website owners need to think very carefully about how their ads are displayed and where they are placed in relation to other elements on their site.

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Web Designs that Use Textures Beautifully

Jun 6 2010 by Jacob Gube | 32 Comments

Web Designs that Use Textures Beautifully

Using textures in a web design gives it a unique look that roughens the sharpness and crispness that you can find in most other site designs. When used properly, the results of utilizing textures in a web layout can be stunning. This collection follows up on a collection posted last year called "30 Beautifully Textured Web Designs" (which you should check out if you haven’t already) with even more web designs that use textures masterfully.

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Beautiful Examples of 3D Elements in Web Design

Jun 3 2010 by Tomas Laurinavicius | 45 Comments

Beautiful Examples of using 3D Elements in Web Designs

3D elements used in web design can make a website more impressive and memorable. The purpose of 3D elements is to create a feeling of depth. For that reason, websites with 3D elements look interesting because most websites have a flat, 2-dimensional design.

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